Medical Student COVID-19 Info

The UNC School of Medicine is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Included here are a variety of valuable resources for medical students

COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID Emergency Fund Form
 

 

Resources

Personal Protective Equipment and Covid-19 – Videos in Clinical Medicine
Given the threat of coronavirus disease 2019, or Covid-19, it is important to emphasize the use of proper precautions for infection control in health care settings.The best way for health care workers to prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 is through training and demonstrated competency in putting on and removing, also known as donning and doffing, personal protective equipment (PPE). Watch the videos here: nejm.org

Student Protocol for returning to clinical rotations
The following steps must be completed before students can start a clinical rotation at UNC Health or any of the regional campuses (As of 5/13/2020)

COVID Emergency Fund Form
Request emergency funds by submitting this form along with original documentation of your situation, including any relevant receipts, bills, statements, etc. to the Financial Aid Office.

Carolina COVID-19 Student Services Corps (Carolina CSSC)
As the need across the state has grown, student leaders from the School of Medicine have partnered with the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice to form the Carolina Covid-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC). Carolina CSSC increases the capacity of health professional students to engage in service-learning to address the needs of health systems and communities across North Carolina (NC).

AAMC Specialty Response to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to medical education across the country and several specialties have released guidance around their application cycle.

SOM IT: Work Remotely
Information intended to help you plan and prepare for alternate work arrangements

Continuity of Learning
The Continuity of Learning resources offers strategies and tools to help maintain course continuity during temporary closures

Orange County Social Services

NC 2-1-1
Help resources provided by United Way

Interfaith Food Council
Offers Food Pantry and Financial Assistance. (919) 929-6380

Spectrum Internet
Offering free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days (March 16-May 15) for families with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum plan. Call 1-844-488-8395 to get set up

Unemployment
NC Unemployment Insurance
Federal Unemployment

Carolina Student Impact Fund
The fund will provide emergency support for various expenses, such as housing, food, travel and technology to students who are unable to meet the unexpected financial burdens resulting from the effects of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 Support Group for Any UNC-CH Student
If you are a student wanting to connect to others and talk through concerns related to COVID-19, join UNC CAPS and other students via Zoom to share your experiences and support one another.

UNC-Chapel Hill Financial Aid Office
Contact covidcareforstudents@unc.edu and dubmit email request for COVID-19 financial assistance assistance

UNC Counseling and Psychological Services
A variety of consultation and crisis services are still being offered.

Stay Informed

Up-to-date information from the Main University campus
Including emergency event status and travel restrictions

Resources for University faculty, staff and students